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This fourth variant of the BMW M3 is therefore the station wagon. At the moment it’s a virtual presentation, but the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring will be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in a few days. Orders are already open in France. The real commercial launch will take place with the start of production next November. For the price, €111,950 in base price in France.
It’s better than an SUV, right?
Aesthetically, not too many surprises with this new BMW. We find the front face of the M3 with the large beans underlined by a low opening in the shield as a carnivorous smile. As is often the case with BMW station wagons, the profile line is sober, with a tightly drawn body line. The rear upright is reduced to lighten the line. The rear is marked by the large butt lights. The shield also remains relatively sober with all the same a diffuser and two double exhaust outlets.
In the aesthetic details, there is the grille without contour, clearly visible side skirts, black, just like the roof which is glossy black as standard, regardless of the body color chosen. This is also the case for the roof bars and the rear spoiler. Obviously, other distinctive elements are scattered all over the place, such as the M gills, logos, etc. Speaking of logos, this BMW sports the anniversary logo.
The mechanical symphony comes from a 3-liter inline six-cylinder engine. This version of the M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder is developed specifically for the BMW M3 and M4. It develops a maximum power of 510 hp (ie 375 kW) and a maximum torque of 650 Nm. The exhaust system is specific and has valves which allow it to make a little more noise (on the circuit, of course).
As many boxes as boxes…
The engine is mated to the eight-speed M transmission with Drivelogic. Three gear change programs are available and for those who like it, you can change gears with the paddles on the steering wheel. This 510 horsepower station wagon fortunately sends power to all four wheels, via the M xDrive all-wheel drive. The rear axle has an M differential. This allows the electronics to optimally distribute the power depending on the grip conditions, but also on the driving modes. We are far from the “dad break”.
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 3.6 seconds. For the 0 to 200 km/h it takes 12.9 seconds. By opting for the M Experience package, the electronically limited maximum speed increases from 250 km/h to 280 km/h.
The BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring is 4.794 m long and weighs 1865 DIN or 1940 EU. The trunk measures 500 liters minimum and up to 1510 liters with the rear seat folded down. The roof bars support 75 kg if the trunk is not sufficient. On the other hand, the data sheet indicates that there is no possibility of towing a trailer.
After the sedan then the coupe and the convertible, the BMW M3 Competition M tumbles in station wagon. Nice volume of transport and a more slender silhouette than an SUV. €111,950 for a jogging break ready to run marathons with its 510 horsepower.